39 New Cases of COVID since Friday in Steuben

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 39 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday’s update. This brings the total to 5,408 confirmed cases, 127 of which are currently active.

The individuals are residents of the:

· City of Corning

· City of Hornell (4)

· Town of Avoca (2)

· Town of Bath (4)

· Town of Corning (3)

· Town of Hartsville

· Town of Hornellsville

· Town of Howard (2)

· Town of Jasper (2)

· Town of Lindley

· Town of Prattsburgh

· Town of Rathbone

· Town of Thurston (6)

· Town of Urbana

· Town of Wayland

· Town of West Union

· Town of Wheeler (2)

· Town of Woodhull

· Village of Addison (3)

· Village of Painted Post

The individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified.

Per CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance, information is collected beginning 48 hours prior to symptom onset or date of test if asymptomatic through the day of the positive test result to identify any potential exposure risks.

The investigations indicate:

· 15 individuals had contact with previously reported Steuben positives

· One individual is associated with a correctional facility outside Steuben County

· Six individuals are associated with the following schools: Alfred State College, Haverling High School, Keuka College, SUNY Geneseo, and Wayland-Cohocton High School

In addition, the individuals reported visiting the following locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:

· 2/2, 2/4, 2/9 – Community Bank in Canisteo

· 2/4, 2/5 – Corning Museum of Glass

· 2/4 – 2/6, 2/8 – 2/10 – Dollar General in Prattsburgh

· 2/5, 2/8 – Community Bank in Andover

· 2/8, 2/9 – Home Depot in Painted Post

· 2/8 – 2/10 – Community Bank in Wellsville

· 2/11 – Bob Evans in Riverside

· 2/11 – Crystal Lanes in Corning

Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:

· 0 – 9 years: 2

· 10 – 19 years: 3

· 20 – 29 years: 5

· 30 – 39 years: 6

· 40 – 49 years: 4

· 50 – 59 years: 8

· 60 – 69 years: 6

· 70 – 79 years: 3

· 80 – 89 years: 1

· 90 – 99 years: 1

“New York State has included individuals who have certain underlying health conditions or comorbidities to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting this week,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Due to the weather, vaccine shipments for this group have been delayed to Steuben County. When shipments do arrive, it is expected that this group will get their vaccines through some local healthcare providers and hospitals who have requested vaccine through the state.”

All residents should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if feeling ill.

For the latest Steuben County updates, visit Steuben County’s website at www.steubencony.org or social media pages: www.facebook.com/SCNYPublicHealth and www.instagram.com/SteubenPublicHealth.

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